ALTER BRIDGE 29/11/11…
I'll report once I get back and sobered up…! www.alterbridge.com
I never did get back to this to write something meaningful the following day. It was probably something to do with the massive hangover.
A large crowd of us met up at London Liverpool Street where we decided upon the idea that seeing as it was lunchtime, stuffing ourselves full of food would be a good idea before the drinking began. Ok, so… we started on the beer while we waited for the food to arrive.
So onto Tottenham Court Road to the Intrepid Fox for more beers, I love this place its right on if your a metal head/heavy rock fan. Plenty of beers, Jaeger bombs, Jack Daniels and decent music. I don't think I need to go into further detail [ahem].
Next, drunkenly found the tube station again in the pouring rain and off to Wembley Arena. There was more beer and a McDonalds involved somewhere along the journey, anyway the gig… AWESOME!!!
We managed to secure an area right up at the front and stood in a lose circle to claim our pit, more beer here too. I didn't think too much of Theory of a Deadman, to me they have gone a little 'radio friendly' and I dislike it when bands feel they need to pursue that direction, still they played some of the older material from their self titled first album which I do like. next up was Black Stone Cherry – I like these guy's, loved the set they did, they have an awesome live sound too. The lead singer/guitarist Chris Robertson does have a great voice which is just as good live too.
Alter Bridge, currently one of if not my favourite band came on to Slip to the Void and a subtle laser show to the synth part. Miles starts singing, it's still dark and no one is on stage yet. I can still remember that first power riff that Tremonti chugs on – a real hairs on the back of the neck moment!!! Then it kicks in and we're off.
Being in the pit is not for the feint hearted but thoroughly enjoyable, White knuckles proved that and yes our group started it all which you can clearly see on the DVD of the nite. Us metal heads causing mayhem… After all that's what it's about, right?
I'm not gonna go into all the technical stuff and go on about how Tremonti destroyed the stage with his amazing playing… I enjoyed loosing myself in the music and the moment. All in all a fantastic, brilliant gig, and a great day out with great friends…